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XOXO Festival Video

by XOXO

Published 2012


YU Contemporary · Portland, OR · September 13–16, 2012

XOXO is an arts and technology festival celebrating disruptive creativity. We’re bringing independent artists who use the Internet to make a living doing what they love together with the technologists building the tools that make it possible.

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Welcome
Andy Baio
XOXO Festival

Kicking off the festival with some opening comments about how XOXO came to exist, what it's all about, and what made it unique.

Product Design
Dan Provost & Tom Gerhardt
Studio Neat / Glif / Cosmonaut

Creators of the Glif and Cosmonaut, two blockbuster projects on Kickstarter, and authors of a new self-published book on design entrepreneurship.

Comics
R. Stevens
Diesel Sweeties

For 12 years, Diesel Sweeties pioneered webcomics, experimenting with newspaper syndication, merchandising, crowdfunding and bacon.

Film
James Swirsky & Lisanne Pajot
Indie Game: The Movie

Directors of the Sundance-award winning documentary tracking the agony of indie game development. Interviewed by filmmaker Jason Scott.

Art / Illustration
Emily Winfield Martin
Black Apple

Emily’s dolls and illustrations made her the top seller of handmade art on Etsy, helping her fulfill her dream of creating children’s books.

Video Games
Ron Carmel
World of Goo / Indie Fund

Co-founder of 2D Boy, the creators of World of Goo, and partner at Indie Fund. Interviewed by Jamin Warren, founder of Kill Screen magazine.

Hack / Hardware
Bre Pettis
MakerBot

Co-founder and CEO of Makerbot, the first company to bring 3D printers to the home, and Thingiverse, the online community for sharing digital designs for real-life objects.

Music
Julia Nunes
Singer-Songwriter

How recording ukulele covers in her dorm room for her friends at home led to 50 million YouTube views, four self-published albums, and Conan O’Brien.

Business
Matt Haughey
Metafilter

Founder of MetaFilter, one of the web’s longest-running and most respected web communities, and its popular Q&A section, Ask MetaFilter.

Keynote
Dan Harmon
Community

Emmy-winning writer, former executive producer of Community, co-founder of Channel 101, and executive producer of Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa.

Sunday
Sunday

On day two, we heard the stories of the creative technologists who’re creating the platforms being used to rewrite entire industries, from filmmaking and music to publishing and fine art.

Funding
Yancey Strickler
Kickstarter

Co-founder of Brooklyn-based Kickstarter, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects.

Music
Maggie Vail & Jesse Von Doom
CASH Music

Executive directors of CASH Music, an open-source toolkit for helping independent musicians support themselves.

Publishing
Evan Ratliff
The Atavist

Wired journalist turned startup founder, Evan’s helping find new outlets for longform writing and multimedia storytelling.

Visual Art
Jen Bekman
20x200

Founder and CEO of 20x200, a marketplace helping artists make a living by turning everyone into an art collector.

Online Video
Jamie Wilkinson
VHX

Co-founder of VHX, a new streaming video platform helping filmmakers bypass the studio system to distribute DRM-free films directly to fans.

Finance
Josh Reich
Simple

Like all of us, Josh hated his bank. Unlike most of us, he started a company to fix it as the CEO and co-founder of Simple.

Handmade Art
Chad Dickerson
Etsy

CEO and former CTO of Etsy, the world’s largest marketplace of handmade art and vintage finds.

Community
Chris Poole
Canvas / 4chan

Founder of two of the Internet’s most creative communities, the notorious 4chan, and Canvas, its playful image remixing cousin.

Keynote
Adam Savage
Mythbusters / Tested

Obsessive model maker, passionate defender of maker culture, and co-host of Mythbusters and Tested.


Producer XOXO
Audio/Visual sound, color

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